Win Gives PHS Speech and Debate Team Solid Start to Season

posted Nov 19, 2015, 3:17 PM by Rita Sanders

Win Gives PHS Speech and Debate Team Solid Start to Season

November 19, 2015

The Prairie High School debate team recently won its home meet, taking the sweepstakes award from rival Mountain View with a more than 40-point lead. Prairie held its Falcon Invitational Tournament Nov. 6-7 at the school. This was the second meet in a season that spans the entire school year. Speech/Debate is a WIAA competitive event for which students can letter and receive scholarships. The 19 members of Prairie's debate team who competed refined their skills for future tournaments that could include district and state competitions.

PHS individual winners at the home invitational were Madison Avolio, First Place Open Dramatic Interp. and Third Place Open Radio Comm.; Emily Heacock, Third Place Open Dramatic Interp.; Hannah Weinberg and Timmy Huynh, First Place Open Duo Interp.; Callista Sofianos and Bailey DuPuis, Second Place Open Duo Interp.; Mia Munoz and Bella Walls, Third Place Open Duo Interp.; Jesse Jimenez, First Place Open Expository and Third Place Open Student Congress; Freddy Rodriguez, ­First Place Novice Radio Comm and First Place Novice Impromptu; Ericka Mecham, ­Second Place Novice Radio Comm.; Jaelyn Vallely, Third Place Novice Dramatic Interp.; Zack Tompkins, First Place Open Humorous Interp.; Tony Brence, Third Place Open Humorous Interp.; Hannah Weinberg, First Place Novice Interp Reading; Bailey DuPuis, ­First Place Open Interp Reading; William Mauck, ­Third Place Open Interp Reading; Zack Tompkins and Jesse Jimenez, Third Place Public Forum Debate; and Minh Quan Tran, ­Third Place Novice Student Congress.